NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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Panmure Action Group, Warrnambool RSL, and Mt Wellington Panmure RSA joining together in Panmure Victoria on Anzac Day 2017 to reinforce the Anzac Spirit and shared conflict history.

Topics: Overseas events, Overseas activities, Events, Commemorations, Australia

A concert featuring choral and musical performances commemorating the First World War at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Auckland on 22 April 2017.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Concert, Music, Events Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
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Post to the Past aims to individually commemorate all the NZ soldiers who fell in the battle of Messines (Belgium). Participants are asked to leave a personal message for 'their' kiwi.

Topics: Messines, Commemorate, battlefield, remembrance, Heritage trails Audience: Teachers, Schools, secondary students, pilgrims
Organised by: Messines Peace Village

A monument to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the New Zealand Shipping Company vessel SS Otaki on 10 March 1917, unveiled by the Governor General at Ōtaki College.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Memorials, Merchant Marine Audience: General, Local residents, local community, School students Located in: Otaki
Organised by: Ōtaki College

A ceremony to unveil a commemorative plaque near France's future memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, will be held on 18 November 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Memorials, France, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

As part of the service at St Matthew's Anglican Church on 13 November 2016, Wairarapa Singers will be performing excerpts from "The Armed Man" by Karl Jenkins.

Topics: Armistice, choral, peace Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Masterton
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A march and series of ceremonies at parliament to remember the contribution that Cook Island soldiers made to the First World War. In Wellington on 16 November 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Cook Islands, Commemorations Audience: Descendants, Pacific cultures Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: CISWWO Committee

Armistice in Cambridge commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended the First World War. Held at Mighty River Domain, Cambridge, on 12-13 November 2016.

Topics: Family Entertainment, Events, Armistice, Commemorations, reenactmnents Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge
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A range of events in October 2016 to celebrate the centenary of Featherston's Anzac Hall, built by the people of Wairarapa in 1916 to entertain soldiers training nearby. 

Topics: Variety Concerts, Family Entertainment, Concert, preservation, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Featherston

As part of the pets and animals blessing at Dannevirke's Anglican Church Hall on 2 October 2016, there will be a commemoration of the millions of animals drafted into the First World War.

Topics: Events, Animals Located in: Dannevirke
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A service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, at Timaru Botanic Gardens on 18 September 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Somme Audience: General, Local residents, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Timaru

A ceremony on Petone Beach on 13 November 2016 to remember those souls of all nations who sailed over the sea, may have fought at sea and may have died at sea during the First World War.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, naval history Audience: naval, sea cadets, sea scouts, General Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
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A naval war art exhibition of brothers Esmond & Hal Atkinson's pen & ink sketches of service in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve at Petone from 3-23 November 2016.

Topics: war art, Events, Exhibitions Audience: Artists, naval historians, archivists, primary and secondary students, local community Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
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Join the residents of Radius Fulton Care Centre, Dunedin, on 15 September 2016 as they remember those who fought in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Somme, Commemorations Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

A ceremony of remembrance will be held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on the centenary of New Zealand's entry to the battle: 15 September.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Somme Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Join students from a French and a New Zealand high school as they commemorate the first day of the Battle of the Somme, with songs, poems and readings, at Auckland Museum on 1 July 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Somme, Events, France Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A remembrance service at Nelson's Founders Heritage Park on the centenary of New Zealand's entry into the Battle of the Somme, 15 September 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Somme, Events, remembrance Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Founders Heritage Park

A small exhibition and service of remembrance to mark the centenary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme at Remuera Rackets Club, Auckland, on 1 July 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Somme, Exhibitions Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Remuera Rackets Club

A commemorative service to mark the centenary of the opening of New Zealand No.1 Hospital at Brockenhurst, held at All Saints Garrison Church, Burnham Military Camp, on 29 June 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Brockenhurst, Health and hygiene at war, Medical care, Events Audience: Descendants, Historians of health and medicine Located in: New Zealand, Rolleston

A service will be held to remember the first Returned Servicemen who took up sections in the Mangapurua Soldiers Settlement.  A monument, flagpole & location map will be placed at the site. 

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Heritage sites, historical interest, maps Audience: Descendants, General, historians

Celebrate and honour all who were connected to the New Zealand hospitals and the UK communities who do so much to remember them. 29 June 2016, 11.30 am, St Nicholas' Church, Brockenhurst.

Topics: Brockenhurst, Hospitals, Overseas Audience: General

St Peter's College and College Jacques Monod, France, will commemorate the beginning of the Western Front war with readings from letters, poetry, and singing. 1 July 2016, 11 am-12 pm. 

Topics: Somme, Schools, Education Audience: Teachers, French community, British community, School students Located in: New Zealand, France, Auckland

A range of activities will be held in Lemnos, Greece, to commemorate the fallen in the Gallipoli campaign. 20-21 April 2016.

Topics: Anzac Day 2016, Overseas Audience: General

Make a poppy from willow and tissue paper to contribute to a collaborative Anzac wreath. 

Topics: Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General, Individuals / Families Located in: Feilding
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A unique programme to mark the centenary of one of the first Anzac Day observances, in Petone, Wellington.

Anzac Day commemoration at Petone, 25 April 1916. Credit: Albert Percy Godber. Reference: APG 590 ½, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington. The picture is taken after the ceremony. The Australian Red Ensign is flying on the right.
Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Anzac Day 2016, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt

A service of gratitude at the Mazargues War Cemetery in Marseilles to commemorate the centenary of the NZEF's landing in France on 11 April 1916.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Overseas Audience: General, Local residents

Photographs, artworks, installations, talks, readings, poetry and prose, printed and audiovisual material at Linwood Community Arts Centre, Christchurch, 11-25 April 2016.

Topics: Contemporary Art, Exhibtions, Events, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
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On 25 April 2016 we commemorate 100 years since the first Anzac Day service. Join us at the Auckland War Memorial Museum for a day of activities and free guided tours.  

Topics: Commemorations, Events, Anzac Day 2016, Tours Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A light and sound show featuring art and historical imagery projected onto the National War Memorial at Pukeahu. The 15-minute loop will run each evening from 21 to 25 April 2016.

Topics: Events, Sound and light show, Commemorations, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

New Zealand Post continues to remember and honour those who served the First World War with its third addition to the their stamp and coin programme, titled 1916 Courage & Commitment

Topics: Memorabilia, centenary, Stamps, coins Audience: General, general audience, Philatelists, Collectors

A commemorative programme of events around Anzac Day on sites associated with New Zealand on the former Western Front.

Topics: Commemorations, Events, Anzac Day 2016, Overseas Audience: General, Expats, Tourists

On 25 April each year New Zealand commemorates the landings of the Anzacs on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey.

Topics: Gallipoli, Commemorations, Anzac Day 2016, Overseas Audience: General, Descendants, Expats, Tourists

2016 marks 100 years since the formation of the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association (RSA). New Zealand Post pays tribute to the role it plays with this stamp and coin issue.

Topics: Memorabilia, RSA, centenary, Stamps Audience: General, Philatelists, Collectors

In mid-June 2016 the people of the Brightlingsea, Essex, pay tribute to the 10,000 ANZAC troops who trained in the town during the First World War.

Topics: Overseas, Commemorations, training Audience: Expats, Local residents

A programme of commemorative events surround the unveiling of the New Zealand Tunnelling Company memorial dedication in Waihi's Gilmour Reserve on 22 January 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Tunnellers, Memorials, New Zealand Tunnelling Company Audience: General, Descendants, Local residents, historians Located in: New Zealand, Waihi
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This event is pay tribute to New Zealand and Australian parliamentary staff who enlisted and served in the First World War. Held at Wellington's Cenotaph on 20 January 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Parliament, Australia Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Parliamentary Service

From 11 November - 2 December 2015, over 860 light poles will cover Wellington's Appleton Park, lighting up in the wind, and representing Wellingtonians who lost their lives at Gallipoli.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Memorials, Gallipoli, Fields of Remembrance Audience: General, Arts appreciators, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Chris Bennewith

An Armistice Day commemorative service at the Cenotaph, followed by the launch of the street-naming initiative 'Poppy Places' at the Central Library on 11 November 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Commemorative events, Armistice, Local history Audience: General, Local residents, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North
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Come to Auckland War Memorial Museum on 11 november 2015 and take time to remember those who served, those who are currently serving and those who have given their lives in military service.

Topics: Commemorations, Museums, Events, Armistice Audience: General, Descendants, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

On 8 November 2015, Christ Church in Whangarei will host two services to remember the lives of all those lost in war.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Church, Religion, peace, Events Located in: New Zealand, Whangarei
Organised by: Christ Church

On 29 October 2015, New Zealand will recognise the outstanding contribution of four Belgians for their services to New Zealand-Belgium relations and war commemorations in a ceremony in Poperinge.

Topics: Belgium, Overseas

Commemorative ceremonies and the unveiling of two new cenotaphs on Niue to mark the island's contribution to New Zealand's war effort.

Topics: Niue, Commemorative events, Memorials, Overseas Audience: Local residents, Descendants

The Christchurch City Choir and Addington Brass join to present a free commemoration concert of First World War songs and music at the Air Force Museum on 15 November 2015.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Music, Events, Commemorations Audience: classical music lovers, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

A New Zealand memorial service to commemorate the 98th anniversary of the Battle of Broodseinde on 4 October 2015, held at the site of the battle in Belgium.

Topics: Commemorative events, Events, Overseas

Marking the Defence Force rugby team's visit to Belgium, a memorial service to the most famous All Black to have died in the war – Dave Gallaher – will be held on 4 October 2015.

Topics: Commemorative events, Memorials, rugby, Overseas

On 29 September 2015 the NZDF's rugby team, the Defence Blacks, plays a commemorative match against a French selection in Paris.

Topics: rugby, Sports, Events, Overseas Audience: Sports People, General, Expats

On 3 October 2015 the NZDF's rugby team, the Defence Blacks, will play a one-off match in the Dave Gallaher Memorial Tournament against the Belgium national team in Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Topics: rugby, Sports, Events, Overseas Audience: Sports People, General, Expats

Every day at 5pm, a Last Post ceremony is conducted on the forecourt of the National War Memorial in Wellington. Any person can be a part of this daily remembrance, conducted by the NZDF.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Last Post, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

An open air service to commemorate Armistice Day on 11 November 2015 at the Blenheim War Memorial in Seymour Square. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Commemorative events, Armistice Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim
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More than seventy members of 5/7 Battalion, RNZIR, will conduct a charter parade in Stratford on 8 August 2015 to mark the centenary of the Battle for Chunuk Bair.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Military, Chunuk Bair Audience: Local residents, military Located in: New Zealand, Stratford
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Armistice in Cambridge commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended the First World War. Held at Mighty River Domain, Cambridge, on 7-8 November 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Commemorative events, Armistice Audience: General, historians, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge
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Join Auckland War Memorial Museum on 8 August 2015 to commemorate the Battle of Chunuk Bair with a commemoration service, a presentation of ANZAC images, poetry, waiata and theatre.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Chunuk Bair, Performing Arts, Public Talks & Tours Audience: General, Local residents, Families, Arts appreciators, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Join the Wellington City Council and the Wellington RSA to pay tribute to the many soldiers that lost their lives on 8 August 1915 with a dawn service at the Cenotaph one hundred years on.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Chunuk Bair, Commemorations, Services Audience: General, Descendants, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A commemorative concert and display to commemorate 100 years since the battle for Chunuk Bair began. At the Dannevirke Town Hall on 8 August 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Exhibitions, Chunuk Bair, Commemorations Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Dannevirke
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Dannevirke & Districts RSA are planning a Lone Pine in commemoration of Chunuk Bair, near the Cenotaph in the Dannevirke Domain on 8 August 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Chunuk Bair, Trees Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Dannevirke

The South Canterbury WWOne Centenary Committee are holding a service to commemorate the battle for Hill 60 in Gallipoli at Timaru's Botanical Gardens on 23 August 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Hill 60, Gallipoli Audience: General, Local residents, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Timaru

A ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the planting of pohutukawas “in commemoration of the brave deeds done by our soldiers in Gallipoli” in Eastbourne, on 14 July 2015.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, ANZAC, Trees Audience: General, returned service veterans, Local residents, School children Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Easbourne Memorial RSA

The national ceremony to mark the centenary of the battle for Chunuk Bair during the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign will take place on 8 August 2015 at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Chunuk Bair, Commemorative events, Gallipoli Audience: General, Descendants, local visitors, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A commemorative tour organised by nurse historian Clare Ashton in Sept '15 from Athens to Istanbul to remember NZ's First World War nurses who cared for casualties of the Gallipoli Campaign.

Topics: nurses, Tours, Gallipoli, Overseas Audience: Nurses, Teachers, historians

An Anzac Day service at the Greendale Memorial Gates, Darfield, followed by afternoon tea and a display of First World War memorabilia, on 25 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Commemorative events, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Anzac Day 2015, displays Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Darfield
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To commemorate Anzac Day, the Chiefs' match against the Force at Waikato Stadium on 24 April 2015 will feature a moving tribute to those soldiers who fought in the First World War.

Topics: rugby, Events, Commemoration, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: Sports People, General Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: New Zealand Rugby

Unveiling of plaque & dedication of Anzac Lone Pine planting ceremony, 8.30-10 am on 25 April 2015.

Topics: Anzac Day 2015, Events, Commemorative events, Trees Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Ongaonga
Organised by: Ongaonga ANZAC Committee

Hutt City Baptist Church will have a special guest service commemorating the Anzac centenary on Sunday 26 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Services, Religion Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Baptist Church

The Kamo Community Anzac Service will be led by members of the Kaurihohore / Kamo Cooperating Parish and the Anglican Maori Pastorate. Held at the Kamo War Memorial Hall on 25 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Services, Religion, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Whangarei
Organised by: Anglican Maori Pastorate

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum will open immediately following Dunedin's Dawn Service. Join us for morning tea and Anzac biscuits from 7am, 25 April 2015.

Topics: Museums, Food, Gourmet, Wine, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

A parade and dawn service to commemorate Anzac Day on this special anniversary. The service will be held outside the Upper Hutt Civic Centre, 25 April 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Parades, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, veterans, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Upper Hutt
Organised by: Upper Hutt City Council

The Rotorua District Field of Remembrance will be installed in Government Gardens between 23 - 28 April 2015 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by ANZAC troops.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Fields of Remembrance, Anzac Day 2015, Local history Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua

A filed of remembrance will be created at Matakana's King George V statue on 24 April 2015, Followed by a performance from the Matakana School Kapa Haka Group.

Topics: Fields of Remembrance, Events, Commemorations, Anzac Day 2015, Community contribution Audience: General, School children Located in: New Zealand, Matakana

A display of  photos and tribute pennants for local fallen Anzacs at Kaeo's Wesleydale Memorial Church, 20-24 April 2015. Powhiri and blessing on 19 April: http://goo.gl/eJ7joJ

Topics: Social & Political History, History, Local history, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Located in: New Zealand, Kaeo

This will be a special time of commemoration for those left behind after war and catastrophe. On 26 April 2015 at Levin Uniting Church.

Topics: Events, Commemorative events, Services, Anzac Day 2015 Located in: Levin
Organised by: Levin Uniting Church

The Pukekohe East Hall Committee extends an invitation to families of men and women who have gone off to war from the Pukekohe East district. Reflect, remember and share on 26 April 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Families, Events, Local history, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Pukekohe

Taranaki Pioneer Village in Stratford presents a great day to bring history alive for your family on 12 April 2015, with vintage vehicles and a commemorative service.

Topics: Family Entertainment, Commemorative events, Events, Vintage Cars Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Stratford
Organised by: Taranaki Pioneer Village

Wellington Citadel Band presents a concert to commemorate the centennial of the Gallipoli landings in the First World War, at Wellington's Salvation Army Citadel, 25 April 2015.

Topics: Classical Music, Events, bands, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington Citadel Band

100 years on from the Gallipoli landings, the Auckland War Memorial Museum honours and remembers New Zealanders who have served, and commemorate the loss of life and of innocence.

Topics: Museums, Events, Anzac Day 2015, Exhibitions, Performing Arts Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Bermuda commemorates the centenary of the Gallipoli landings on 25 April 2015 with a dawn service, an afternoon commemoration for an NZEF Private, and an Anzac dinner.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Anzac Day 2015, Overseas Audience: General
Organised by: Jane Chapman

On the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum in Devonport invites you to come and share in our Anzac Day 2015 commemorations.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Anzac Day 2015, Events Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Devonport
Organised by: Torpedo Bay Navy Museum

A street parade of vintage and veteran military vehicles heading from Thames' main street to the Thames Racecourse, where a battle reenactment will take place, on 11 April 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Vintage Cars, Vintage Planes Audience: General, Families, historians Located in: New Zealand, Thames
Organised by: Thames Lions Club

ANZAC Reflections, Memoirs and Memories, presenting a special programme of beautiful music and readings commemorating those who have given their lives, and reflecting on the effects of war.

Topics: Music, poetry, bands, Entertainment, Events Audience: Music lovers, family historians, historians, third generation, Families Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

A Fields of Remembrance installation in the Botanic Gardens featuring 866 white crosses to commemorate the Wellingtonians who lost their lives during the war. Running from 10-28 April 2015.

Topics: Fields of Remembrance, Events, Wellington region, Commemorations, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Dunedin's Forbury Park is hosting a commemorative race evening to remember the role that horses, their riders and attendants played in the First World War on 30 April 2015.

Topics: Horses, Events, Commemorations, Mounted rifles Audience: General, Sports People Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Forbury Park

A light and sound show featuring art and historical imagery projected onto buildings at Pukeahu. The 15-minute loop will run from 7pm to 10pm each night from 18 to 25 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Sound and light show, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

The UCSA will be hosting an Anzac Day service on the University of Canterbury campus to enable the university community to join together to honour all of those who have served in warfare.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Anzac Day 2015, Events, Canterbury Audience: Students Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

An Anzac service at Wellington's Roseneath street memorial at 10 am on 25 April 2015, followed by a concert at Roseneath Longhall.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Anzac Day 2015, Concert, Commemorative events Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

Offering a free service to descendants where I lay a poppy or card at New Zealand memorials or ancestors' graves during a trip to Gallipoli around Anzac Day 2015.

Topics: Gallipoli, Memorials, Commemorations, Overseas Audience: family historians, Family history researchers, Descendants
Organised by: Damien Mostert

A commemorative service in Wellington in April 2016 in recognition of the contributions of the Cook Islands soldiers who enlisted in the New Zealand Army during the First World War.

Topics: Anzac Day 2016, Services, Events, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands Audience: General, Pacific cultures Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: CISWWO Committee

Join us at the Hamilton City Council for the unveiling of “The Line of Fire” – a commemorative artwork by Hon Captain Matt Gauldie – on 27 March 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Art, war art, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Hamilton City Council

Our suburb's 2015 Anzac Day commemorative service will take place on Brooklyn School grounds, followed by a march down to the Brooklyn Community Centre for light refreshments.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Anzac Day 2015, Services, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by:

The Mt Wellington/Panmure RSA 2015 Anzac Day commemorations include a dawn parade with live music and entertainment throughout the evening.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, RSA, Anzac Day 2015 Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A special commemoration service for our community run by students and staff on Friday 24th April at 9:30am.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Anzac Day 2015, Events Audience: Teachers, Students, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Whakatane
Organised by: Otakiri School

Join us in Toronto, Canada, for dinner, drinks and live music to commemorate the centenary of Anzac Day.

Topics: Dinner, Commemoration, Events, Canada, Overseas Audience: Families, veterans, couples, Individuals, dignatories
Organised by: Kia Ora Canada - Toronto

The 2015 edition of Opera in the Pa will honour the brave men of the famous First World War Māori Pioneer Battalion. Held at Te Puia, in Rototua, on 21 March 2015.

Topics: Opera, Maori, Commemoration, Events Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua

Join us for this service of worship at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Ashburton, on 19 April 2015 to commemorate Anzac Day and 100th anniversary of Gallipoli.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Commemorations, Church, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Located in: New Zealand, Ashburton

A spectacular parade commemorating the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, featuring military personnel and vintage war machinery, will weave its way through Wellington on 24 April 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Parades, Vintage Cars, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

A week-long programme of events in Wellington – including ceremonies, a street parade and light show – to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. 18-25 April 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Parade, Events, Memorials, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A special church service to commemorate the fallen New Zealand Chaplains to the Forces by those who follow in their footsteps. At Wellington's Cathedral of St Paul on 28 August 2015.

Topics: Commemorative events, Commemorations, Church, Events, Chaplains to the Forces Audience: military, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Commemorating the march that 60,000 of New Zealand's First World War troops made over the Rimutakas from Featherston Camp to Upper Hutt with a re-enactment march and a memorial.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Parades, Military camps, Events, Memorials Audience: General, Descendents, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Featherston, New Zealand, Upper Hutt

Visitors to Rotorua Museum can reflect and to commemorate all those who have served their country with an early opening and programme of events this Anzac Day.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Film, Anzac Day 2015, Events, Museums Audience: General, Descendents, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
Organised by: Rotorua Museum

Free public talks at Karori Cemetery at 11.00am 2.00pm and 3.30pm on Anzac Day 2015 about soldiers who survived Gallipoli and various Corps with whom Anzacs fought during the war.

Topics: Memorials, Heritage sites, Anzac Day 2015, Gallipoli, Events Audience: General, Descendents, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

The Ryal Bush Anzac Day commemorative service for 2015 is titled 'Blood of Heroes The Seed of Freedom'.

Topics: Anzac Day 2015, Events, Commemorations Audience: General

A range of public events starting with a service at Wesleydale Church, Kaeo on Sunday 19th April and ending with a free public concert in the church grounds on Friday 24th April 2015.

Topics: Anzac Day 2015, Events, Commemorations, Concert Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Kaeo

Rotorua's Anzac Day Civic Memorial Service will be held at 9.30am on Saturday 25 April 2015 at the Energy Events Centre.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Commemorations, Events, Parades, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
Organised by: Rotorua District Council

Marlborough Brass Bandsman Denis Teeling is sounding the Last Post for 100 days from 15 January until 24th April 2015, each evening at 1800 hours at the Blenheim Cenotaph in Seymour Square.

Topics: Commemorations, Music, Ceremonies Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim
Organised by: Denis Teeling

Hastings District commemorates Anzac Day 2015 at the Cenotaph in Civic Square with a dawn service, a civic ceremony and a programme of music and community art projects.

Topics: service, Art, Anzac Day 2015, Events, Commemorations Audience: Families, General Located in: New Zealand, Hastings

The Torpedo Bay Navy Museum's WW100 Commemoraitve Pavilion and A.D. Boyle Room, opening on 7 March 2015, will be the first national memorial dedicated to naval service.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, naval history, Events, Commemorative events Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Devonport
Organised by: Torpedo Bay Navy Museum

Mark the centennial of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 by attending this special commemoration dawn service at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Commemorations, Anzac Day 2015, Events Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Nelson City Council

A special centennial Anzac service with representatives from the armed and community uniformed services and cadet units at Nelson Christ Church Cathedral, Sunday 26 April 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Services, Events, Commemorative events, Anzac Day 2015 Located in: New Zealand, Nelson

This project is part of the Peace Poppy Project aimed to engage as many people from our community as possible, to share stories of remembrance and how we can retain peace for now and into the future

Topics: poppies, public event, Art, craft, Events Audience: Students, Families, young people, older people Located in: New Zealand, Orewa
Organised by: Estuary Arts Centre

A concert of music, visual art, and readings in commemoration of the first Anzac Day. 23 April 2015 at St Matthew's Anglican Church in Hastings.

Topics: Theatre, Events, Performing Arts, Music Audience: General, Artists Located in: New Zealand, Hastings

Come to a vigil at Wellington's Cathedral of St Paul on Friday 24 April 2015 to remember those who have died in war, and give thanks for those who served.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Church, Ceremonies, Religion, Events Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Cathedral of St Paul

'Christmas Truce: Football Remembers' is a 5-a-side Futsal tournament, for 12 to 13 year olds, held on 10 December at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie, Wellington. 

Topics: British High Commision, Allies, Football, Sport, Events Audience: Teachers, Parents, children, Sports People, General Public Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: British High Commission

A commemorative service to remember not only Scottish Society members and sons of members who enlisted but all New Zealanders. At Christchurch's Scottish Society Hall, 10 May 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Scottish Audience: Community Groups Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Scottish Society Hall

An exhibition of First World War records at the Archives New Zealand - Dunedin Office, from 24 September to 24 December 2014, accompanied by an online resource about Alexander Mee.

Topics: Exhibitions, online resources, Events, Historical records Audience: General, historians, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

A guest speaker evening and memorial horse ride to mark the First World War. At Birch Hill Station, Canterbury, on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th February 2015.

Topics: Horses, Public Talks & Tours, New Zealand Mounted Rifles Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Oxford
Organised by:

Maheno School Year 7 & 8 students are travelling to Fraser Island to the wreck site of the NZ hospital ship Maheno for Anzac Day 2015 commemorations.

Topics: Schools, Hospital ships, Commemorative events, Overseas Audience: School children, Teachers, Historians of health and medicine

This memorial at the Awapuni Racecourse in Palmerston North recognises New Zealand Medical Corps personnel who served during the First World War and is in need of refurbishment.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Restoration projects, Health and hygiene at war Audience: historians, Historians of health and medicine, General Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

Rannerdale World War One Commemorative Centre will be hosting a fundraising Regimental dinner to honour our First World War military personnel at the Air Force Museum on 28 February 2015.

Topics: Formal, Dinner, Fundraising, Rannerdale, Events Audience: Businesses, community, military, Individuals, Families Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

On 16 October 2014 the first Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails sign will be unveiled on the Wellington waterfront.

Ngā Tapuwae logo
Topics: Departure of troops, Ceremonies, Commemorations, Events, Heritage trails Audience: General, historians, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

With assistance from the general public of New Zealand, we are aiming to produce one hand crafted poppy for each serviceman and woman lost by our nation in WWI. That is 18,166 poppies! 

 

Topics: memorial, art project, Community contirbution, Commemorations, flanders Audience: Women, Teachers, all ages, community, groups

Commemorating Remembrance Sunday at Auckland War Memorial Museum this year are dance troupe Feisty Feet and Auckland Girls’ Choir. Held in the WWI Sanctuary on 13 November 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, choral, dance Audience: Schools, General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

On Saturday 27 September 2014, there is a wreath laying ceremony and public walk-through of the new 'Arras Tunnel'. National War Memorial, Buckle Street, Wellington.

Topics: Facilities, Events, New Zealand Tunnelling Company Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

The Office of the Clerk is incorporating First World War centenary commemorative aspects into the State Opening of the 51st Parliament on 21 October 2014.

State opening of Parliament (gg.govt.nz)
Topics: October 14, Ceremonies Audience: historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Over two days, 100 riders and their horses will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in North Canterbury.

Topics: Commemorations, Events, Horses, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: military, historians Located in: New Zealand, Hurunui
Organised by: Erewhon Productions

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle for Chunuk Bair. 8 August 2015, New Zealand Memorial at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli Historical National Park, Turkey.

Topics: Overseas, Ceremonies, International commemorations, Chunuk Bair Audience: local visitors, Descendants, General

Lincoln University is undertaking various WW100 projects on an on-going basis through the centenary period, starting with a photograph unveiling ceremony on Monday 4 August 2014.

Topics: August 14, Community contribution, Education Audience: Students Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Lincoln University

New Zealand Post honours those who served in the First World War with a five year programme of commemorative stamps and coins. The first stamp issue tells the story of serviceman Melville Mirfin.

Topics: Memorabilia, August 14, Samoa Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

The main ceremony will be held in Parliament Grounds with a 100-Gun Salute being fired on Wellington’s waterfront outside Te Papa. 4 August 2014, 9 to 9.30 am.

Politicians and a crowd, outside Parliament Buildings, upon the declaration of war with Germany, August 1914. Smith, Sydney Charles, 1888-1972: Photographs of New Zealand. Ref: 1/2-048457-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natl
Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

To mark the occasion of the Governor declaring NZ's commitment to the Empire in the First World War, Auckland Museum will host a special commemorative service. Free, 5 August 2014, 6pm.

Topics: Events, August 14 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Commemorating the centenary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli in Turkey on 25 April 2015.

Topics: Anzac Day 2015, Overseas, International commemorations, Gallipoli Audience: Ballot ticket holders

To create a white cross with name/rank/serial number of every man and women from South Canterbury who died in the First World War.

Topics: Fields of Remembrance, RSA, Anzac Day 2015, Community contribution, Memorials Audience: Descendants, Families, Businesses, General Located in: New Zealand, Fairlie, New Zealand, Geraldine, New Zealand, Timaru, New Zealand, Waimate

On August 16th 2014 we will unveil a plaque commemorating the 8th (South Canterbury) Regiment of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles who left for the First World War exactly 100 years earlier.

Topics: Memorials, Events, New Zealand Mounted Rifles, Ceremonies, August 14 Audience: local visitors, Descendants, General Located in: New Zealand, Timaru

Restoration of Piopio memorial cenotaph and a series of First World War commemorative events.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, conservation, Events, Programmes Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Waitomo
Organised by: Waitomo District Council

Commemorative events, including a commemorative garden and an exhibition, leading up to Anzac Day 2015.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Facilities, Lottery Grant Recipients, Programmes Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Whakatane

Arahoe School unveiled their First World War commemorative artwork at a dawn ceremony on Monday 28th July 2014.

Topics: Art, Education, Events, Ceremonies Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Arahoe School

The planning and erection of the statue of a young Mackenzie soldier as he stood on the Fairlie Railway Station, preparing to go to war, back in 1914. Unveiled 16 October 2014.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Memorials, October 14, Facilities Audience: local visitors, Tourists, General Located in: New Zealand, Fairlie

A ceremony will be held at Auckland War Memorial Museum to mark New Zealand's first overseas action in the war, the occupation of German Samoa. 29 August 2014, 4.15 pm.

Topics: Events, Pacific, Samoa, August 14 Audience: General Located in: Auckland

The Graduate Choir NZ and Dame Malvina Major presents a programme to commemorate the First World War at Auckland Museum on 4 August 2014, 7.30 pm. Tickets $15-$25. Bookings recommended.

Topics: Events, August 14 Audience: General Located in: Auckland

Marking 100 years since Otago and Southland troops first left from Dunedin for the theatre of war, with an Embarkation Day re-enactment march through Dunedin to where the troopships were.

Topics: Re-enactments, Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, October 14 Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Dunedin RSA

Construction of a new memorial to New Zealand First World War Tunnellers in Waihi. Officially dedicated by the Governor-General on 22 January 2016.

Topics: Memorials, New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Lottery Grant Recipients, Western Front, NZEF Audience: local visitors, Teachers, School students, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Waihi
Organised by: Waihi Heritage Vision

A service at Lyttelton commemorating the troopship embarkation (24 May 1914) of the Canterbury Infantry Regiment and Mounted Rifles to join the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. 24 September 2014.

Topics: RSA, Exhibitions, New Zealand Mounted Rifles, Events, Ceremonies Audience: Descendants, local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Lyttelton

The 2014 Auckland Heritage Festival focuses on First World War commemorations. Visit a First World War site, walk a trail or join an event. 27 September-12 October 2014.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Heritage trails, Public talks and tours Audience: local visitors, General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Council

On Anzac Day 2014 a guard of New Zealand Cadet Force members will be posted for a continuous 24 hours on the memorial gate at Otago Boys High School in Dunedin.

Topics: Anzac Day 2014, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Education Audience: local visitors, General, Students, Youth Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

A dawn service will be held this Anzac Day 25 April 2014 at the First World War cenotaph in Cass Square Hokitika, with 183 white crosses for the members of this area lost during the war.

Topics: RSA, Anzac Day 2014, Ceremonies, Commemorations Audience: Descendants, Families, veterans, local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Hokitika
Organised by: Hokitika Westland RSA

A military vehicles display, including carrying First World War Waihi Tunnellers names and the Waihi Tunnellers emblem down into the minefield. 19 April 2014.

Topics: New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Events, Anzac Day 2014 Audience: General, Families, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Waihi

Following the celebration of the Eucharist (Mass) in St Mary’s Church, Foxton, on Tuesday 15 July 2014, a wreath will be laid at the grave of Fr Patrick Dore MC.

Funeral of Rev. Father Patrick Dore
Topics: Events, Ceremonies, Religion, Commemorations Audience: General Located in: Foxton

The first Wairarapa volunteers left from Masterton on August 13 1914, an event that will be re-enacted 100 years later. Masterton Town Square, Masterton, 13 August 2014.

Topics: Events, Re-enactments, August 14 Audience: local visitors, Descendants, General Located in: New Zealand, Carterton, New Zealand, Featherston, New Zealand, Masterton, New Zealand, Palmerston North

This September 2015 voyage – Athens to Istanbul – remembers New Zealand nurses lost on the Marquette and Australian nurses on Lemnos treating the casualties of the battles of August 1915.

Topics: Women in wartime, Medical care, Tours, Overseas Audience: Nurses, Descendants, historians

Creating a website on the 'Fallen’ named on the Mt Hutt District Memorial Arch, Methven, and ‘The Survivors’ who returned to live in Methven area.

Methven memorial.
Topics: Research, Digital, Events, Online Cenotaph Audience: General, Descendants, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Methven

Creating an "Avenue of Remembrance" with a tree for each local fallen First World War soldier, grown from the seeds of the Gallipoli Oak Tree planted in the centre of Christchurch.

The first of our crosses to be installed with the Oak tree behind.
Topics: Memorials, Gallipoli, Facilities, August 14 Audience: Teachers, local visitors, Students, General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

Mid-morning civic Anzac Day service at Takapau to commemorate the 1914 Divisional Camp, 25 April 2014.

Takapau Divisional Camp, 1914
Topics: Events, RSA, Anzac Day 2014, Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: local visitors, veterans, General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Takapau
Organised by: Takapau RSA, CHB Promotions

A show garden entered into the 2014 Ellerslie flower show. The theme for this abstract and thought-provoking garden is the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the First World War.

Portrayal of the garden to be built at Ellerslie in 2014
Topics: Floral arrangements Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Wellington Batallion capture of Chunuk Bair on Gallipoli on 8 August 1915. Events in Napier will include a service, beating retreat and military ball.

Topics: Events, Ceremonies, Commemorations, Chunuk Bair Audience: General, Families Located in: Napier

An annual 2-day event in Cambridge to commemorate the November Armistice. On 8-9 November, see famous battle re-enactments, restored military vehicles, an airshow and more. Event from Eventfinda.

Topics: Events, Re-enactments, Peace celebrations, Commemorations Audience: General, Students, Teachers, Families, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge

Join the Friends of Bess to remember New Zealand horses who served in the First World War.

Topics: Anzac Day 2016, Horses, Bess Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Bulls
Organised by: Friends of Bess